Donald Trump’s son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19, the First Lady, Melania Trump has confirmed.
Following Donald and Melania both testing positive for COVID-19, it has been revealed by the First Lady herself that her 14-year-old son tested positive but showed no symptoms and has tested negative since.
She said that her “fear came true” shortly after her results came back.
“My fear came true when he was tested again [after testing negative at first] and it came up positive,” Trump said. “Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms.”
However, she painted the picture in a positive light saying that, while isolating, the family got to spend time together.
“In one way I was glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together,” she wrote in an essay published on the White House website titled “My personal experience with COVID-19”. She also discussed her approach to her recovery, saying that she took a more holistic approach to recovering from COVID-19.
“I chose to go a more natural route in terms of medicine, opting more for vitamins and healthy food,” she wrote.
President Trump also weighed in on his son’s diagnosis, saying that he wasn’t affected due to his youth.
“He [Barron] had it for such a short period of time,” Trump said at his Des Moines, Iowa, rally.
“I don’t even think he knew he had it because they’re young and their immune systems are strong and they fight it off.
“Barron is beautiful and he is free.”
Trump used it as an example of why he should be allowed to reopen schools in the US.
“Barron’s tested positive,” he told the crowd. “Within, like, two seconds it was Barron is just fine now. He’s tested negative, right?
“Because it happens. People have it and it goes. Get the kids back to school.”
Trump’s personal doctor said on Sunday that he was no longer a COVID-19 transmission risk to others, and he returned to the campaign trail on Monday.